Altis Marathon and Half Marathon on the Tanglefoot Trail®

Altis Tanglefoot

The second annual Altis Marathon and Half Marathon on the Tanglefoot Trail® is set for Sunday, March 22, 2015. The marathon will start at 7:30 AM and the half marathon will start at 8:00 AM. The race will take place on paved rail trail. The start/finish is located on the trail where the trail crosses Industrial Drive on the north side of Houston, MS. GPS Coordinates to the start/finish are 33.922014,-89.012904.

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Registration

Use this link to register. Entrant fees: $40 for the half/$55 for the marathon until February 21;  $55 for the half and $70 for the marathon after February 21st. Online registration closes at 9:00PM Friday March 20th – presuming the race doesn’t fill by then.

This is a no shirt race.

Race Location/Info

This event takes place on the Tanglefoot Trail® – a scenic paved rail trail in northern Mississippi. The start/finish is located on the trail where the trail crosses Industrial Drive on the north side of Houston, MS. GPS Coordinates to the start/finish are 33.922014,-89.012904. Use this link to obtain directions to the race start/finish.

Parking

Parallel parking is available on Industrial Drive at the start/finish. Please do not block the road. Use this link to obtain directions to the race start/finish.

Directions

Use this link to obtain directions to the start/finish.

Travel

Use this link to find the closest airports to Houston, MS. Memphis International Airport (MEM) is 115 miles from Houston, and the Tupelo regional Airport (TUP) is 32 miles from Houston.

Hotels

Lodging options in Houston include:

The Bridges-Hall Manor Bed and Breakfast at 435 North Jackson Street Houston, MS is two miles from the race start/finish. The web site to reserve a room is http://natcheztracetravel.com/houston-bedandbreakfasts/bridgeshall.html, phone is 1-800-377-2770.

The Western Inn & Suites at 800 West Madison Street Houston, MS is three miles from the race start/finish. Phone is 662-456-4222.

The Holiday Terrace Motel at 950 E Madison Street Houston, MS is 3 miles from the race start/finish. The web site to reserve a room is holidayterracehouston.com, phone is 662-456-2522.

The closest chain hotel is Days Inn at 217 Highway 15 North Pontotoc, MS about 30 minutes from the race start/finish. The web site to reserve a room is daysinn.com, phone is 662-489-5200.

Just over 30 minutes away from the start/finish are the numerous hotels of Tupelo.

Course Info

This race takes place on the flat and scenic paved Tanglefoot Trail®. Runners will head north on the trail for 6.56 miles before turning around to head south back to the start. Half marathon runners will cross the finish line at this point to complete their race. Marathon runners will turn around and complete another out and back on the course to complete the marathon. There is approximately 89 feet of elevation gain and loss in the half marathon and 178 feet of gain and loss in the marathon.

A map of the course can be seen here.

Awards

All finishers will receive a finishers awards. There are no age group awards or first finisher awards.

Proceeds

This event supports the Tanglefoot Trail®.

Weather

Historical average high and low temperatures in Houston, MS on March 22nd are 67 and 44 degrees.

Results

The link to the 2014 marathon results is here. The link to the 2014 half marathon results is here.

Aid Stations

Aid station locations for the half are at miles 1.4, 3.5, 4.5, 6.6, 8.6, 9.6, and 11.7.

Aid station locations for the marathon are at miles 1.4, 3.5, 4.5, 6.6, 8.6, 9.6, 11.7, 13.1, 14.5, 16.6, 17.6, 19.7, 21.7, 22.7, and 24.8

The usual race food will be provided at the aid stations, ie. cookies, chips, water, and Gatorade.  It is recommended that runners bring their own energy gels, electrolytes, and water bottle to the race as needed.

Cutoffs

Runners have seven hours to complete the marathon and six and half hours to complete the half marathon.

Swag

2015 swag is yet to be determined. This is a no shirt race. All finishers will receive quality finisher medals.

Refunds/Transfers/Miscellaneous

As is the case with most races, there will be no refunds of entry fees to entrants. Transfers of race bibs from one runner to another is also not allowed. If the race fills there will not be a waiting list.

Questions

If you have any questions please contact Mike at events@altisendurance.com.